The microphone is a transducer that converts sound into electrical signals. Microphones are used in many applications such as telephones, tape recorders, hearing aids, concerts and in radio and television.

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How to use remote microphone on Remote Desktop

I wish to connect to a remote Windows 7 PC that has a microphone, and use that local microphone (on the destination PC) in recording applications. Unfortunately whenever I connect on Remote Desktop, ...
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microphone not working on headset. even with interface

I bought a headset before finding out about the lack of pre amps in the new macs there are two male ends, one for headphones, and one for microphone. And i read that you could use an audio interface ...
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how to remotely listen to a network PC microphone [on hold]

I am currently setting up a call floor for my employees and i want to be able to listen to them even on the other room via their pc mic, i would like to be able to listen live if they are making calls ...
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How do I swap back my audio device?

It seems my microphone and speaker devices are swapped somehow. (Note that this device can detect whether my mic is unplugged/ plugged in) I cannnot input sound using my microphone However, when ...
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Microphone input from Vantec USB Sound Adapter only from left channel

I'm using Vantec's 7.1 USB sound adapter (NBA-200U) in order to eliminate static that I experienced from my onboard sound card. The adapter itself has two mic inputs for stereo recording, and the left ...
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USB Microphone is creating a beeping noise

I recently bought another headset, as my other ones were creating a lot of static noise. I used to have 3 headsets which worked fine in the past, but cause a lot of static noise now, they were all ...
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Using iPod touch as microphone

I have an iPod touch, and I can use the voice memo app. I don't have a mic for my PC however, and would like to use the iPod touch to record things on the PC, as well as use it for chat programs on ...
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Microphone and Speaker set up for conference calls [closed]

I frequently conduct conference calls with people across several locations via MS Lync. I would like to make it so that for the people in the same room as me, we can have, say, three microphones we ...
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How to install a Virtual Microphone? [closed]

I want to install a Virtual Microphone (a non physical input source interface where I can direct an output such as my sound card), so that I can play sounds/music through it. Is this possible? If so, ...
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virtual microphone: File -> Microphone -> Application

I need debug my program and I need something like a virtual microphone. I would like device "microphone" where I can put sound file and this file will be input for microphone stream. And in ...
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How to Disable Microphone in a Secure Fashion?

Like most laptops my laptop has a built in microphone. I don't use it for anything, so I consider it a bit of a liability. Due to the fact that I'm paranoid and don't want this hardware to be used to ...
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How to disable Autoplay events for a specific device?

I have this USB microphone, and I usually keep it connected to my Windows XP box for recording, but since there are not too many USB ports on it, I sometimes have to disconnect it to use the port for ...
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Disabling the internal microphone of a Laptop

My laptop is an Alienware m5500 with Windows Vista 32 Bit and it has a built-in mic. The issue with this is that I have an external mic that I need to use. Whenever I try to use Skype or Ventrilo it ...
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How to feed my speaker to my microphone?

I am chatting on gtalk and want the following things to happen: I am listening a song in Windows Media Player and I want my friend on the gtalk to hear what I am playing on my PC simultaneously I ...
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How to set Bluetooth headset microphone as recording device?

I've got these Bluetooth headphones I have connected with my computer. The deal is, I can either choose them to work as high quality audio output OR a VoIP device in "Bluetooth devices" window. If I ...
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Mic boost on Realtek AC'97

I have a problem with my microphone boost. I've watched some videos about that on YouTube, but I don't have same Audio Manager as they, even if I installed many drivers (some AC'97 and some HD). ...
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Outputing a Microphone input to a USB Audio output?

Say I have some beast USB speakers. I also have a Microphone input on the back of my PC. The Microphone input will happily output on the same card, but I cannot figure out how to 'route' the output ...
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Direct sound from speakers (output) to mic (input)

This is an attempt make Skype and Ventrilo more fun/easier. I'm essentially looking for a method/hardware/application that does essentially the same thing as me physically moving my speakers to beside ...
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Play a sound over the microphone stream?

This is not to spam someone. My friend wants to hear something over my microphone while retaining the quality (obviously playing it through my microphone using speakers would sound horrible). Is ...
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Is it possible to remove constant “beep” sound from recording?

Whenever I record with my microphone, I get this constant beep sound on the background. It appears only when I turn volume up, so it is not very loud, but its noticable and pretty annoying. Because ...
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Microphone not working on Apple Macbook Air 1,1 (Early 2008; A1237) under Linux

I'm running Linux on the MBA. I can't make the microphone work. I test using alsamixer and arecord -Dhw -fdat -vv mic.wav together with aplay -Dhw -vv mic.wav It seems there is a problem with Linux ...
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Is it bad to connect combined audio able to a seperate audio jack? [duplicate]

I have headphones for my phone which includes both headphones and a microphone. As you know, headphone cables for mobile phones don't have seperate cables for microphones and earphones. But in ...
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Virtual Microphone setup (eg. play mp3 into the microphone port)

Is there a way to stream audio into the microphone port without jacking the speaker audio cable into the mic port? Operating systems: Windows, Linux
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Microphone not working with Google Hangout

My microphone works very well, except in Google Hangout. I can hear people very well but they don't hear me, or they hear me as if my microphone is constantly muting and unmuting. People have ...
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Microphone not working in Windows 8

The system doesn't seem to be able to see the mic. However it works perfectly fine in my Ubuntu installation (I have dual boot). It also used to work fine in Windows 7 before. The motherboard is: ...
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HD Audio codec dump from Windows XP SP2

I have win xp running on my Apple Macbook Air 1,1 (early 2008), with Bootcamp and all the stuff working properly (in particular, I'm interested in the internal microphone) I'd like to get a codec ...
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Audio not playing from speakers

I'm having a rather strange problem where sound won't play from my speakers. If I insert something into the microphone jack, and remove it, I get about half a second of audio playing. At times, it ...
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How to force a stereo microphone to mono in software (W7)?

I am having an issue, because I have a two channel external audio card, and a XLR microphone connected to the first channel, while the second channel is unconnected. This configuration results in ...
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Combine two headphone-microphone splitters?

I want to connect a game console's audio output to my computer's audio input using a 3.5-mm headphone-microphone splitter. The output will be connected to the input (microphone) on the splitter. I'm ...
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How to enable, disable, and switch between internal and external microphones in Windows 7?

Im Windows 7, I use a Headset microphone to dictate to the computer. I was not sure at one point if the internal microphone was disabled or not and thought that maybe it was used instead of the ...
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Voice Activation Microphone

I wondered if any of you knew any ways to activate your microphone on a specific level of volume, so that it will disable if the volume is lower than X. If any of you have TeamSpeak, it's built in ...
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Stream microphone through PC over

I have a microphone hooked up to a Windows 7 PC. I need to broadcast this microphone live across my local network to Android/iPhone devices connected by wi-fi. I can't seem to find a method to get ...
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Realtek HD Audio manger doesn't detect microphone

For some reason, a couple weeks ago, realtek stopped giving me the "Microphone" option when I plug in an audio device. This is what it shows when I plug a microphone in: It doesn't show a ...
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Microphone issue: extremely confused, mic plays computer sound directly

I'm using Windows 7 and a Razer headset. I was using Skype, talking to a friend with just the pink jack plugged in so that I can hear his voice through speakers and he can hear me perfectly fine. I ...
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Microphone port not working

My microphone works, is plugged into correct port (observed the "mic" and "headphone" symbols on front of laptop) but all I get is white noise. Even with nothing plugged in - white noise. No signal is ...
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auvio pearl buds mic isn't working in the PC

I have Auvio Pearl ear buds which have a combo jack (microphone and headphone). When I tried them in my Toshiba laptop, the sound and mic work fine on the headphone jack. When I plug them into the PC ...
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How do I print two A5 documents on one A4?

I found lots of advice on how to scale an A4 down to A5 and have two per A4 page. I have one A5 document that I want to print two copies of on an A4 page. I don't think it's that relevant, because I ...
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Bluetooth headset showing up in Windows as “headphones”, mike not working

I have a Purity Pro headset which works fine when connected via Bluetooth to my Windows Phone, but when connecting it to my Windows 8 laptop, it comes configured as "headphones" and thus I only get ...
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How can I find out which processes on my computer are accessing the microphone?

After reading this interesting Lifehacker post and reading the comments on the page, one person was wondering if it would be possible to use the Physical Device Object Names of other hardware such as ...
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Is there a way to stream certain sounds through my mic?

So for example, if I wanted to stream music from youtube through my headset to the people in my skype call, is there any way I can do that?
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How do I disable microphone volume auto-adjusting?

My coworkers started yelling at me today because apparently I started screaming in their ears during a Google hangout. And sure enough, when I go to the Microphone settings dialog, I can see the level ...
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Echoing the microphone input

I'm using Windows XP. I have plugged in a microphone, and I need to send the input immediately to the headphone for all the time the microphone remains active. How can I do this?
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No microphones working on desktop

I have a laptop with Ubuntu on it and a desktop with Windows 7 on it. I always used my laptop for my microphone needs and stuff, until I moved my desktop into another room and kept the laptop in ...
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How to switch easily between programs & sound sources? Windows 8.1 Pro

Okay, this is a strange question, but using 1 notebook PC I would like to: Play Counterstrike on my 24" external monitor, with a usb logitec headset/mic. Use a web-based program that dials people I ...
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Windows 7/Bluetooth Headset : Microphone has disappeared

Windows 7/64 using Skype with H800 Logitech Headset. I can still hear through the headset but the microphone does not work and as far as Windows is concerned the H800 no longer has a microphone. This ...
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What is Stereo Mix supposed to be used for in Windows?

I have added Stereo Mix to my recording devices on my laptop running Windows 7 after I have installed the driver for my soundcard (the sound was working until then with the driver from Microsoft, but ...
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How to use both the mic and headphones on Creative Wp-350 Headset?

I have had a Creative WP-350 Headset for a while, and the bluetooth and headphone quality are great. My problem is that I can't use the headphones and microphone at the same time without having the ...
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How can I fix a feedback loop on my microphone in Linux?

First off, this isn't the usual "physical" feedback of a speaker being too close to the mic. This mic is part of a headset so there's no way for the output and input to overlap and cause feedback. ...
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Microphone volume at maximum yet too quiet

I have got a reasonbly basic desktop microphone, however for reasons that I don't understand it is extremley quiet. I dual boot, both systems run Windows 7, one system is working just fine although ...
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Chrome does not allow other microphones

If I go to Settings > Advanced > Privacy > Content Settings > Media I can choose my Microsoft LX-3000 microphone as input. But if I enter in https://www.sqwiggle.com/ and allow this site to use ...